The Code for America Communities team is excited to debut the new website for the Brigade Program! Check it out here. The new site reflects the input of Brigade Captains and members around the globe. Andrew Hyder, our developer evangelist, built the new site with… Continue Reading
Code for America was founded in part on the notion that citizen engagement is essential to healthy societies and evolving democracies (something we continue to advocate for in our daily work). Our founder Jennifer Pahlka made an eloquent case for it during her 2012 TED… Continue Reading
It’s that time of year again: time to CodeAcross! On the weekend of February 21-23, Code for America, the Open Knowledge Foundation and the Sunlight Foundation will host 40+ events around the globe. The mission of these events is to have citizens participate in making… Continue Reading
Since 2012, each February, Code for America has gathered in communities across the country to Code Across America. This February, we’re doing it again, but this time, we’re going worldwide. Join your us, join your neighbors February 21-23 and together, let’s CodeAcross the world. CodeAcross… Continue Reading
There are currently 31 Code for America Brigades in the U.S. This morning at TEDxCity2.0, I announced that we’re expanding our program internationally — starting Brigades in Ireland, Japan, and Poland. These Brigades are all headed by volunteer Brigade Captains. Watch Catherine’s TED talk here… Continue Reading
Last Sunday, the New York Times published a piece about the rise of local agriculture in the Caribbean. Because of the volatility associated with dependence on food imports, Caribbean officials have made it an imperative to invest in local food production, promoting the rise of… Continue Reading
Over the past three years, as Code for America has grown, we have had the good fortune and deep pleasure of making friends with countless people from around the world who share our commitment to fostering more innovative government and engaged citizens. Cities like Buenos… Continue Reading
To kick off the new year, I wrote a blog post about my frustration with the lack of interest the Silicon Valley/Bay Area tech community shows in government and democracy. I’ve gotten so much feedback, most of it positive. Others reacted by asking what I… Continue Reading
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